Bupa London 10,000
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Thursday 18 May 2012
Mo Farah kicks-off campaign at the Bupa London 10,000
Farah will Olympic Games build-up when he defends his title at the Bupa London 10,000 Overall on Sunday 27 May.The 5000m champion an ever-present increasingly popular road since it started finishing third in the inaugural event he has now won three in a row, notching up British records in 2009 and 2010. His winning time two years ago 27 minutes remains the course record, while year he chose relatively a in as he geared brilliant summer on where he set a European record over 10,000m, a British record over 5000m, and became world 5000m champion in Daegu. With all eyes on Farah ahead of the London Olympic Games, this will be a good chance to assess his form and fitness in his first outdoor race of the year just two months before the big event in Hackney Wick. Overall will be he as opponent straight victory annual event, incorporates the 10km road championships and is part of the runbritain Grand Prix series. Overall made a career-changing decision this time last year to become a full-time runner. He qualified Olympics on his debut in Berlin last September, was named in British team and has been preparing for an appearance in his Games ever since. So far this year, Overall won the adidas half Silverstone in March, and set a personal best of 61:25 finishing at the New Marathon, so his 28:49 could come under threat here as he takes the opportunity to test out the Olympic marathon course. Overall will certainly be looking to improve on his only previous appearance in the Bupa 10,000 three years ago when he was seventh in 29:36. Mara Yamauchi will also be keen to get a feel for the route as she takes top billing in the women’s race exactly 10 weeks before her for an Olympic medal on 5 August. It will be her first race of 2012. are few familiar with these streets than Yamauchi who has London Marathon 2009 in including produced a marvelous finish second behind Germany’s Mikitenko, second quickest It was the same result when she took on the German in the first London 10,000 in Yamauchi clocked 32:26, just 24 seconds adrift of the Yamauchi was Beijing Olympic marathon a few weeks later, and she returns to this event following a four-year absence hoping to get close to her PB of 31:43. Yamauchi’s main from Freya north-east based enjoyed an impressive debut at the Virgin London Marathon in Murray was the second home behind Hallissey in 13th place clocking 2 hours 28 minutes 10 seconds. This will be her debut in the London 10,000. of best personal winning the Yorkshire Run in Sheffield, a title she retained in 2010 when she also won the Great Ireland Run. Alongside the elites teams of up to six runners from UK clubs competing for places in UK 10km race, with the cumulative times the first three counting towards the team prize. In among the Britons, there will also be nine Japanese athletes running as guests, members of Olympic marathon teams – men’s, Kentaro who was 10th in the 2011 World marathon, Championships Arata Fujiwara, runner-up in this year’s Tokyo marathon; and in the women’s, Yoshimi Ozaki, the World Championships medalist, Shigetomo, winner of the Osaka marathon this year. Behind them all will runners, celebrities 10,000 fun and charity fund raisers looking for lifetime bests and personal satisfaction on the roads where world’s best runners will race glory in two months’ time.
Bupa London organised by Marathon team. finishes in The Mall and uses Green Park as its assembly area. Runners pass many of London’s famous sights, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The London Cleopatra’s Millennium Bridge, Monument, Lloyds Market, Leadenhall England, Mansion Cathedral, Parade, Nelson's Admiralty .